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morgan state university have put together a stage for blues performers this weekend. it's both a stage and cafe area made entirely of shipping palettes. the project is particularly exciting, because most of their work never leaves the classroom. once again, artscape kicks off 11:00 this morning and runs through sunday night. it's known as the largest free arts festival in the nation. more than 300,000 people are expected to pour into baltimore for this year's event. >> president barack obama wraps up his two-day campaign swing through florida today, while hit romney will talk to voters in new hampshire. national polls show the candidates in a virtual tie. both camps are engage nag daily war of words. 11 news reporter halley jackson live in our washington bureau with the commitment 2012 report. good morning, halley. >> good morning, manipulatedy. we are taking a look this morning at the accuracy of some of the claims out there, attacks which are valley shaped the tone of this campaign so far. president obama is campaigning in florida, reiterating what's become a familiar attack on his o
's policies, affecting african americans during a forum at morgan state university today. political reporter pat warren reports that this follows mitt romney. >> reporter: republican presidential hopeful mitt romney tells the naacp, that under the obama administration, african americans are worse off now before the president took office. >> the unemployment rate, duration of unemployment, average family income. all worse in the black community. >> reporter: white house senior adviser, valerie jarrett, tells wjz, the president has the best interest of all americans at heart. >> when the president took office, we were losing 4 million jobs just in the last six months of the prior administration. we lost another 4 million jobs before any of the president's policies could take hold. so certainly we are working our way out of this incredible mess. >> reporter: the june labor reports cites the unemployment rate for african americans at 14.4%. compared to 8.2% of whites. >> we all know that the african american community suffered before this last recession. we have been having tough times for a ver
with that story. >> this coming saturday at morgan state university, where thousands of teenagers are competing. they are competing for top prizes, athletes from all over the nation. this event caps off months of training and grueling competition. there is concern that some of these teenagers may have signed of hcm, which can lead to a heart attack. reggie is watching his son compete in the shot put. >> i am from the houston area and taxes. unfortunately, we have heard of athletes falling down and having cardiac arrest are up -- or some other type of heart condition. we understand it is a serious situation. >> dr. theodore abraham will lead a team at the track and field championships to screen teenagers. she says for the most part is hereditary. >> they have no symptoms and they feel great. it is a problem that could manifest itself at any time without warning, which is the scary part of this whole equation. >> hard to believe that somebody can just drop dead. >> i think it is a good idea. it is important to know if it is an issue are not with the individual athletes. >> anything that is heredi
kids don't do nothing during the summer. i will remember it. >> and they work with the morgan state university basketball team. it allows them to reach out to more kids. >> we want for them to see themselves going to college and to have that basic foundation, like this is what is supposed to happen. i am supposed to go to college, you know. it is great for both parties. >> me and my mentor have the perfect kind of friendship. if i need anything, she is there. i can always depend on her. >> the program has been so successful they will plan to expand a program and bring it back every summer. >> that is a great little program. that is all for us at 5:00 p.m. here is what is coming up at 6:00 p.m. >> he advisories are developing. the insta-weather plus straight ahead. >> and the death toll is now at 8 because of the heat wave. >> should power lines be underground? we turned up new information tonight regarding that issue. details just ahead >> live, local, late breaking, this is wbal tv 11 news at 6:00 p.m. in hd. >> good evening, everyone. there is no fun in the sun inside the arguing
and they will be at morgan state university. now, pam, tell me about this young lady. >> she is intermediate. she is a sophomore. she will do two individual events, 100 meter hurdles and the long jump. >> is it hard? >> no. >> so you will be competing in the junior olympics. tell me what that is like for you? >> this is -- i have been running since i was in the third grade. i'm excited. i get to do my two favorite events. i am ready to run and jump. >> are you going to win? >> i hope so. >> put you on the spot. >> 100 and 200. >> are you going to win? >> yes, hopefully. >> tell me about this program. what is it that you like coming out with the program. >> i have a lot of fun friends and fun to run track. >> you over here as well. tell me what you will be running. >> i will be running the 4 by 4 and the long jump. >> are you going to win? >> yes. >> definitely, right. >> yes. >> tell me what you like about the program? >> i like to long jump and i like to have fun. >> cool. cool. thank you very much, ladies. you continue to workout and get yourselves ready. tell me about the junior olympics. it w
. >>> better or worse after obama. i'm pat warren at morgan state university. where a white house adviser defends president obama's policies as they relate to african americans. >>> analyzing the evidence. the latest revelations in the controversial killing of trevon controversial killing of trevon martin,,,,,, >>> it is 86 degrees. mostly cloudy. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. we are getting our first look rat the new evidence released in the trayvon martin case. he focuses on george zimmerman and his reasons for following the unarmed teenager that fateful night. >> trevon martin's hoody. and blood stains. another shows fragments from the fatal bullet. also included, transcripts. he said zimmerman followed martin because of his hoody, not skin color. serino said it seemed scripted. but he was not a racist. >> reporter: others agreed. they all told the fbi, zimmerman had no racial prejudices. >> we don't know if he's a racist or not. >> reporter: benjamin crump saturday lawyer for sebrinna fulton, trescron martin's mother. at . >> all we know is he profiled
from what i was used to. morgan state university is a historically black college and university, and it's a really small school. it was something that would be a tribal college university in your community, and going to georgetown where we had people not just from all the united states, but all over the world coming and attending this school, i had sons and daughters of united states' senators, governors, high politicians, business leaders, business owners coming, and they were my classmates, and sitting in that room and looking around in classrooms just the same size as this auditorium with every seat filled to capacity, i wondered how did i end up in this room with these people that knew something about what it was like to be an indian person, knew nothing about my family, my background, that probably had a lot of this -- this -- their path predestined for them. i felt i was covering my own -- carving my own path. the more i sat there the more i realized i belonged there. i worked hard. i studied. i knew what i wanted to do in terms of helping my communities. i knew this was one avenu
intentionally covered up the allegations to protect penn state's reputation. the university's former athletic director and former senior vice president are awaiting trial on perjury charges. >>> jp morgan chase says it's giant trading blunder earlier this year was much more serious than first reported. more on the fall out for the bank and its traders. >> a bad trade at jp morgan chase has cost the bank $5.8 billion so far this year. that's nearly triple the $2 billion the bank first disclosed. ceo jamie diamond said he's fired the managers in charge of that trade and the company is taking back 2 years worth of pay from them. >> they say they're doing all the right things. time will tell if they really are. >> the trading loss came from the london's office. >> when jp morgan first started investigating the loss the xeef executive dismissed it -- executive director dismissed it. he admits the blunder has shaken the company. >> we don't take it lightly diamond told analysts but we think it's an isolated event. even with the loss, jp morgan made a $5 million profit. it listed financial shocks an
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